1 census of water bodies was conducted with reference year 2017-18 across the country in 33 States/UTs except Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Lakshadweep. This Census covered 24,24,540 water bodies in the country and was completed by primary workers in the States/UTs under the overall supervision of State Nodal Departments for compilation of data related to water body census under ‘Irrigation census’ scheme.